Archive for December 10, 2012


Catherine Lamb and Bryan Eubanks´piece for “tuned white noise and sine tones” was inspired by the eponymous painting by Canadian-born American artist Agnes Martin (1912-2004), in which “nothing in particular stands out”. A pencil grid washed in grey, her thin lines are as spiritually inviting as Barnett Newman´s fat ones and Mark Rothko´s fluffy ones, challenging the notion of figurative art as representative of life as well as the perception of abstract art as a strictly two-dimensional exercise. In her barely-there matrices, Martin strove to open up infinity – “to be almost nothing until noticed”.

Lamb and Eubank´s audio interpretation, one second short of a full hour, is a stillness that is teeming. As opposed to the nonchalance meant to be shown ambient music, you should “stare” intently and deeply into this. You will fall down into it and then it is up to you if you will find your own way. You might find harmony, you might hear ultra-minimalist industrial music.

http://www.sacredrealism.org/label/sr001.html

Stephen Fruitman

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Papers For The Border Podcast #17

Posted: December 10, 2012 by Mike in Podcasts

Sir Richard Bishop at Greensboro College, 2006.

Sir Richard Bishop at Greensboro College, 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From PodOmatic:

This podcast contiains selections from R. Stevie Moore‘s new compilation, Mary Halvorson‘s band, music by Pere Ubu, Reiko Kudo, Sachiko, Sir Richard Bishop, and compositions by Dick Higgins.


Violist Kim Kashkashian during a rehearsal in ...

The Eighth Blackbird and Kim Kashkashian have both been nominated for a Grammy.

The latest release from Ernest Dawkins is reviewed.

Loren Chasse and Marcus Fischer play at Portland’s Revival Drum Shop, 1465 NE Prescott, Wednesday, December 19, 8 pm.

Ictus Records has released two new recordings from Nobu Stowe: Confusion Bleue Roulette Concert and Confusion Bleue East Side Banquet.

Avantwhatever has released Ernie Althoff’s Tide Shelf. Most (if not all) of the album is up for free streaming.

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 29/2012

Posted: December 10, 2012 by Mike in Free Music, General

Kidd Jordan playing saxophone at Luscher Schoo...

From Taran’s Free Jazz Hour:

new artists
a prayer for peace: richard tabnik, ts/ roger mancuso, dr/ adam lane, b

tranceformation: connie crothers, p/ andrea wolper, vo/ ken filiano, b

hippin': alexis parsons, vo/ connie crothers, p

innova
nonextraneous sounds: mariel roberts, cello

burning bridge: jason kao hwang, vln/ taylor hobynum/ ken filiano/ andrew drury/ joseph daley/ steve swell/ sun li/ wang guowei

confluence: dave phillips, b/ john o gallagher, as/ rez abbasi, g/ tony moreno, dr/ glen fitten, perc/ john werking, p

fred tompkins
flute settings: fred tompkins, fl + various

maikotron unit
effugit: michel coté, cl, maikotron/ pierre coté, b, cello/ michel lambert, maikotron, dr, fl

natura morta
natura morta: frantz loriot, vla/ sean ali, b/ carlo costa, dr

flying note
people of the ninth: kidd jordan, ts/ kali fasteau, p, fl, cello, etc/ michael thompson, dr

not two
across the sky: john dikeman, ts/ klaus kugel, dr/ raoul van der weide, b

no business
hell-bent n the pacific: marco eneidi/ vinny golia/ lisa mezzacappa/ vijay anderson

Cyclic Defrost Reviews

Posted: December 10, 2012 by Mike in Reviews

From Cyclic Defrost:

Koji Asano – Mileage Reimbursement (Solstice) Gentoo – Light EP (Simulacra Records)
A Dead Forest Index – Antique (OSCL Records)
Kamitani – Carla Cardinal (Is Collage Collective)

Umbrella Music Through December 27

Posted: December 10, 2012 by Mike in Performances

English: Mars Williams performing live at Doub...

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Dec 12
Starlicker
The Hideout

Dec 13
Mars Williams Trio
Elastic

Dec 16
Jason Ajemian Quintet
Hungry Brain

Dec 19
Witches & Devils
The Hideout

Dec 20
Wheelhouse
Elastic

Dec 23
Mike Reed’s People, Places and Things
Hungry Brain

Dec 26
DKV Trio
The Hideout

Dec 27
Russ Johnson Quartet featuring Jon Irabagon
Elastic

Dec 27
DKV Trio
The Hideout

All About Jazz Reviews

Posted: December 10, 2012 by Mike in Reviews

Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002

Fred Lonberg-Holm in 2002 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From All About Jazz:

Gato Libre
Forever (Libra Records)

Hugo Carvalhais
Particula (Clean Feed Records)

Stevens / Rutherford / Parker / Guy
One Four and Two Twos (Emanem)

Perelman – Morris – Cleaver
Living Jelly (Leo Records)

Rob Mazurek Pulsar Quartet
Stellar Pulsations (Delmark Records)

Fred Lonberg-Holm‘s Fast Citizens
Gather (Delmark Records)

The Ratchet Orchestra
Hemlock (Drip Audio)